‘Hula Girl’ Short Doc, Reminiscent Of ‘The Founder’, Stars 94-Year-Old Who Is Still Hula Hooping (Deadline)

The late Wayne Deforest Anderson and Joan Anderson, now 94 and the oldest person featured in a film at Tribeca, were the couple who brought the original bamboo Hula Hoop to this country from Joan’s native country of Australia. In 1958, there was a handshake deal made with a Wham-O executive who was, at the time, a friend. That “friend” then went on to manufacture and monetize it, giving neither credit nor funds to the Anderson’s.

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Theodore Dudley